HR & Staff

The River and the Rock – Navigating Change in the Professional Services Industry

The professional services industry is a complex and dynamic field that is constantly evolving. Whether you are an accountant, lawyer, consultant, or any other professional, the demands of clients, changes […]

Guidance on Employer responsibilities when a staff member contracts Long Covid

Cases of “long COVID” in the UK are on the rise. ACAS has recently published new guidance for employers and workers in response to the growing impact of long COVID […]

Job Support Scheme Extension

You will have read about Chancellor Rishi Sunak latest announcement which is an extension to the Jobs Support Scheme, which is due to begin on 1 November 2020.Today’s announcement targets businesses […]

Beyond the cliff edge

The government has recently announced 2 schemes to ‘soften ‘ the cliff edge which follows the end of the furlough scheme at the end of October. Both initiatives are an   […]

Implications for employers of the latest Covid 19 regulations

I realise this might all change again as the week or even the day progresses but I just thought I would update you on the employer implications of the edict […]

New in August – Effective today

Employers are now responsible for paying national insurance contributions and auto enrolment contributions for all furloughed employees. Flexible furlough arrangements continue and all furlough claims for August must be made […]

Consequences of flouting the CJRS

As the furlough scheme begins to unwind from August HMRC will be under great pressure to make sure the country is getting ‘value for money’ by investigating claims and routing […]

Chancellor’s Statement July 8th

Shown below is a summary of the measures affecting employment announced by chancellor. The procedural details which will enable you to apply for the various grants and allowances have yet […]

How to Flexi Furlough

Over the weekend the government has published updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough), setting out the pathway to the phasing out of the scheme. It provides details […]

Working from home

The rules for employees in relation to ‘use of home as office’ contain a specific exemption from a tax charge. They allow payments made by employers to employees for additional […]

How to reclaim coronavirus statutory sick pay

You may remember when details of the furlough scheme were first published the government made it clear that employers could recover the first 14 days SSP for anyone off with […]

April 19th Further Furlough Guidance

Late Friday night the government issued 2 further documents to help employers to apply for furlough payments when the Portal Opens on April 20th. The government have finally given some […]